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Princeton University Press
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China's breathtaking diversity of natural habitats--from mountains and deserts to grasslands and lush tropical forests--is home to more than 10 percent of the world's mammal species. This one-of-a-kind pocket guide describes the characteristics, geographic distribution, natural history, and conservation status of all 558 species of mammals found in China. An up-to-date distribution map accompanies each species account, and beautiful color illustrations by wildlife artist Federico Gemma depict a majority of the species. The definitive text is written by leading specialists and follows the most current global standards for mammalian systematics.

This field-ready pocket edition of A Guide to the Mammals of China makes the rich mammal fauna of China accessible to ecotravelers and naturalists like never before.

  • The comprehensive pocket guide to all of China's 558 mammal species
  • Describes the physical characteristics, geographic distribution, natural history, and conservation status of every species
  • Features up-to-date distribution maps and stunning color illustrations throughout
  • Written by a team of leading specialists

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Series page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 3-5
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  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. 5-6
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  1. List of Maps
  2. p. 6
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  1. List of Habitat Images
  2. p. 6
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  1. Preface
  2. p. 7
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 7-8
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 8-18
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 18-34
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  1. CLASS MAMMALIA —The Mammals
  2. p. 35
  1. ORDER PROBOSCIDEA
  2. pp. 36-37
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  1. ORDER SIRENIA
  2. pp. 37-38
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  1. ORDER SCANDENTIA
  2. pp. 38-39
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  1. ORDER PRIMATES
  2. pp. 39-57
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  1. ORDER RODENTIA
  2. pp. 58-166
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  1. ORDER LAGOMORPHA
  2. pp. 166-184
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  1. ORDER ERINACEOMORPHA
  2. pp. 184-189
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  1. ORDER SORICOMORPHA
  2. pp. 189-217
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  1. ORDER CHIROPTERA
  2. pp. 217-275
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  1. ORDER PHOLIDOTA
  2. pp. 275-277
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  1. ORDER CARNIVORA
  2. pp. 277-334
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  1. ORDER PERISODACTYLA
  2. pp. 334-337
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  1. ORDER ARTIODACTYLA
  2. pp. 337-377
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  1. ORDER CETACEA
  2. pp. 377-381
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  1. APPENDIX I. Cetaceans Found off the Coast of China
  2. pp. 381-382
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  1. APPENDIX II. Hypothetical Mammals
  2. pp. 382-383
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  1. APPENDIX III. Introduced Alien, Feral, or Free-ranging Domestic Mammals
  2. pp. 383-384
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  1. GLOSSARY
  2. pp. 384-387
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  1. FURTHER READING
  2. pp. 387-388
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  1. Index to Scientific Names
  2. pp. 388-391
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  1. Index to Common Names
  2. pp. 391-396
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